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Apr 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
time. today 166 remain. bill plante asks the question that made news today. he's at the white house now. bill? >> reporter: scott, when barack obama was running for president in 2008, he vowed to close the u.s. prison in guantanamo bay cuba, a promise he did not keep. today he blamed congress. and with many of the prisoners there on that hunger strike that you mentioned, he said he'd try again. >> is it any surprise really that they would prefer death rather than have no end in sight to their confinement? >> it is not a surprise to me that we have problems in guantanamo. it is expensive. it is inefficient. it hurts us in terms of our international standing. it lessens cooperation with our allies on counter-terrorism efforts. it is a recruitment tool for extremists. it needs to be closed. i'm going to go back at this and i'm going to reengage with congress to try to make the case that this is not something that is in the best interest of the american people. >> meanwhile you continue to force feed these folks. >> i don't want these individuals to die. obviously the pentagon is trying to
Apr 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
chemical weapons against the syrian people. >> reporter: the white house says that it needs more conclusive evidence. >> president barack obama with all due respect for him, the price of the first child who died in daraa is far more important than waiting for conclusive evidence of use of chemical weapons for him to do something. >> reporter: ghassan hitto was elected interim prime minister by syrian opposition groups currently based outside the country. until last year he worked in computers and he lived just outside dallas with his children and his american-born wife suzanne who converted to islam before they were married. but he told us he couldn't stay in texas as the death toll in syria continued to climb. now ending syria's civil war is his full-time job. it's a conflict in which the opposition is massively outgunned by the government's tanks. fighter jets, and scud missiles. >> we are not asking for boots on the ground. we are not asking for any u.s. soldiers or any british soldiers or any foreign soldiers to come in and put their lives at risk. >> reporter: give me some specifics. w
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